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UnitedHealth Group Nurse Lead Pediatrics in New Britain, Connecticut

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ProHealthPhysicians, a part of OptumCare, is Connecticut’s leading health care delivery organization. ProHealth is focused on reinventing health care to help keep people healthier and feeling their best. Our family of primary care providers and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. We are privileged to be trusted by our patients with their health and well-being.

If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization's that's way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county and provides roughly ten percent of the primary care delivered to patients in the state. We're leaders in thinking and in serving our communities. For instance, we're a C.M.S. approved Accountable Care Organization (ACO), covering over 30,000 Medicare patients associated with our community- based primary care providers. We're also nationally recognized as a NCQA Level III Medical Home. That kind of progressive leadership makes us perfect fit for OptumCare and UnitedHealth Group's expanding family of providers. This is a place where you can stay way ahead as you do your life'sbest work.(sm)

Newington Pediatrics has an immediate opening for anexperienced RN who possess excellent communication skills. The Nurse Lead will be responsible forscheduling the nurse team and for order vaccines as needed. The ability to be able to work extra hours above their normal schedule and who can multitask in a fast paced environmentis required. The position is full time with some weekend coverage and islocated in our Newington location.

This is a lead role working with a great team with potential for greater growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and managethe nurse team schedule

  • Order vaccinesas needed

  • Serve asliaison between patients, staff and providers

  • Support thecare team and its patients by providing and documenting nursing care while followingestablished standards and practices

  • Provide patientcare and education

  • Assist in locating and coordinating services from otherproviders and resources

  • Document all patientinteractions and other clinical activities accurately and in a timely manner inthe electronic health record (EHR)

  • Demonstraterespect for patients and ProHealth staff by presenting a friendly, courteousmanner at all times and maintaining patient confidentiality

  • Provideattention to patients in a manner that builds confidence, trust and loyalty

  • Act as a memberof the care team, including preparing patients to be seen by collecting andrecording(as applicable): height and weight, temperature, blood pressure, headcircumference, current medications, chief complaint and history

  • Triage patientsaccording to approved protocols and consistent with ProHealth’s appointment and scheduling guidelines. Answer and document patient phone calls; take completemessages and route to providers as needed using the EHR

  • Provide anddocument patient care such as giving injections and performing preventivescreenings

  • Educatepatients regarding their illness or injury and provide instruction regardingself-management of their condition

  • Carry outstanding orders (i.e., authorizing prescription refills and ordering tests)consistent with ProHealth’s policies and procedures

  • Schedule tests,treatments and follow up visits on behalf of patients. Assist patients with identifyingsuitable outside resources for disease management and other services; referpatients when appropriate

  • As appropriate,conduct outreach to patients in need of appointments or other services, tocommunicate test results and other information, and to follow up afterappointments to be sure patients are following their plan of care

  • Monitor task list in order to respond to tasks in a timelymanner, follow up on overdue orders and monitor status of critical referrals

  • Order supplies and vaccines and maintain appropriaterecords. Prepare and maintain equipment including sterilization

  • Maintain knowledge of current coding, OSHA and CLIAregulations and ProHealth policies

  • Assist care team to assure smooth office operation anddelivery of excellent service through teamwork

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional education for nursingand Connecticut RN licensure

  • Active unrestricted RN licensure inCT required

  • Microsoft Excel experience

  • Basic computer knowledge and aptituderequired

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Pediatric experience strongly preferred

  • Experience working on an electronichealth record. AllScrip preferred

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's bestwork.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere:UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Actionemployer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protectedveteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristicprotected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - freeworkplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginningemployment.

Job Keywords: RN, Registered Nurse, CT, Connecticut, Newington, Primary Care